Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the Civil Services Examination or a competitive exam in India conducted by Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment to various Civil Services of the Government of India.
The Indian Administrative Service is the premier administrative civil service of the Government of India. IAS is the highest administrative post among the 24 services like IPS, IFS etc.
IAS is the permanent bureaucracy in India and forms a part of the executive branch. IAS is one of the three All India Services—its cadre can be employed by both the Union Government and the States. IAS officer is given administrative command of an entire district as a District Collector. IAS officers also represent Government of India at international level in bilateral and multilateral negotiations.
Candidate must be a citizen of India.
Candidate applying for civil service exams is required to fulfill the following criteria:
A candidate should be minimum 21 years and maximum 32 years old as on August 01, 2016.
The upper age limit prescribed above is relaxable for the following candidates:
Restriction on the maximum number of attempts is effective since 1984:
The pattern for UPSC CSE 2017 prelims exam for Indian Administrative Services (IAS) remains the same as of now. The preliminary exam will have two objective type papers like last year- Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) and General Studies. To read more about this, click here.16 March 2017
The civil services preliminary examination has been preponed and it is scheduled to be held in June this year instead of August. The civil services preliminary examination, 2017, will be held by the Commission on 18 June 2017, as per an official order. Click here for more information.3 March 2017
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on February 22, 2017 issued a notification announcing date and procedure for applying for Indian Civil Services Preliminary Examination, 2017 on its official website.
Important dates to remember:
27 February 2017
For further information about the notification, click here.